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Glorious Monday!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Monday is a day of new beginnings. Most people look at Monday as having the whole week in front of them challenging them to last until Friday. Monday is the beginning of another chance to excel. Frankly, most weekends are periods of stagnation or even regression weight-loss wise but not the whole week is in front of me, with its routine and the ability to defeat the pound monster once again!

  


The Equipment is Superior to the Operator

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The home computer took a lightening strike. i had an extra at the office so I brought it home. Then I had to install the modem and some other stuff that wasn't necessary at the office because it is wired differently. I soon learned that this old dog is not always ready for new tricks. The computer worked fine at the office but when I got home, the keyboard and the mouse went in-op. I managed to get a substitute mouse to work and stumbled through some "easy to follow" Microsoft instructions and after several minutes of fumbling and following the wrong path, I got the keyboard working. For some reason, I cannot get on the internet yet but fear not, I had the number to tech support at AT&T. After pushing the appropriate number several times, I got into the queue for tech support. The mechanical voice told me that due to heavy call volume it might be fifteen minutes before they got to me. Thank goodness for FreeCell! After only ten minutes the mechanical voice told me that due to technical difficulties they couldn't get to me last night, please call again some time. I watched television for the remainder of the evening

  


Loneliness

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

We had an electric storm which took out my computer at home. My office computer went off line during another storm on Friday so my Blackberry couldn't hook up with it. It snowed Sunday and monday was a lost cause getting to work because Atlantans don't do snow real well. When I got there, it took a while to get the computer up and the Blackberry synched. All in all I was out of touch from mid afternoon on Friday until about the same time Monday. Somehow we got along without computers, e-mail, instant messaging etc before we had it but having been exposed to it, it is missed. Went by the repair shop on the way home with the laptop from home. It is four years old. It needs a battery ($100.00) and a power supply ($100.00) and they will only charge $70.00 to look at it and tell me if it's worth repairing. I decided to let the computer rest in peace and I will replace it.

  


Fabulous Friday

Friday, February 27, 2009

Fridays are nice days. people tend to be nicer on Friday. they think because it is the end of the work week, that is reason to feel better about the day and themselves. i am a beneficiary of their beneficience. While I do not subscribe to the TGIF syndrone, I am more than happy to benefit from everyone else's good mood.

  


Thursday

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Today started rough. Tuesday and Thursday mornings are "Boot Camp" at the gym. Thursdays are typically rougher than Tuesdays. Today was no exception. With fortitude and stamina, I managed to survive the entire session. Fortunately, I have learned to recognize my limitations and modify the rigors of the exercise routine to avoid hurting myself. The benefits may not come as quickly as they would when I was younger and exercised more intensely but I don't have to take 3-7 days off while my body heals so slow and steady wins the race.

  


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